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Course summary

Make a difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities. Gain eligibility to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a qualified learning disabilities nurse and apply for registration with Social Work England as a qualified social worker. Being unwell can be stressful for anyone. For vulnerable people, it can be an even scarier experience. These individuals depend on support from social workers and nurses who understand their needs. Join us to train as an integrated learning disabilities nursing and understand the role of social work practitioner. Explore topics from health, social care, education and other related areas. Discover what it means to be part of multidisciplinary teams. This innovative and intensive integrated Masters is delivered alongside our partners in the Cheshire & Merseyside Social Work Teaching Partnership, and leads to eligibility for two professional awards. To prepare for provision of treatments for adults with learning disabilities, you’ll explore their complex needs. This includes everything from psychosocial issues to communication difficulties, behavioural challenges to end-of-life care. In your social work modules, you’ll look at a range of issues relating to social justice, structural inequality, anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice. By the end of the course, you’ll have the skills and practical experience you need to excel in the role of learning disability nurse. You’ll also understand care through the lenses of service users, their families, and carers.


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Assessment method

The programme incorporates a range of assessment opportunities. These include essays, presentations, text analysis, group work, portfolios, carers’ assessments, video/audio diaries, role plays and exams. Practice learning is also assessed by appropriately qualified Nursing mentors and Social Work practice educators.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Social Work England

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards. For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit or contact our Course Enquiries Team on 01695 657000 or email [email protected].

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

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Learning Disabilities Nursing & Social Work at Edge Hill University - UCAS